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Veterans stand against imperialist wars

Listen now: Mike Prysner of March Forward! speaks on the continued need to for active-duty soldiers, veterans and their supporters to stand against imperialist war. Veteran’s Day was named in 1954 to whitewash the truth of how working and oppressed people in the United States are recruited to fight for the rich in wars abroad. To truly support veterans, the Pentagon must be dismantled, and the capitalist drive for war must be stopped once and for all.

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Trump, free speech and pushing back American-style fascism

Listen now: Karina Garcia of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City talks about the mobilization against Donald Trump who hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Trump is a dangerous American-style fascist promoted by the U.S. ruling class to spread extreme right-wing ideology. Trump’s racism is not free speech and all progressive people must continue organizing to stop him.

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Guatemala protests signal new resistance

Listen now: Gloria La Riva, a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the PSL’s 2016 presidential candidate, discusses the massive demonstrations and social movement in Guatemala that forced Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina to resign on September 6.

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March for Indigenous Peoples’ Day of Resistance & Resilience

Listen now: Paige Murphy of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and Red Nation in Albuquerque, N.M.,  talks about the kick-off of the organizing for the March for Indigenous Peoples’ Day of Resistance and Resilience. The march will deliver the demands of abolishing Columbus Day, evicting corporate polluters, ending bordertown violence, and defending treaty rights on and off Native land.

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Fighting expanded police powers in D.C.

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, the PSL’s 2016 vice-presidential candidate and an organizer with the Stop Police Terror Project – D.C., discusses the new plan by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to expand police powers and increase penalties for several crimes, as well as efforts to oppose the new plan.

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Fear, racism and the Trump campaign

Listen now: Karina Garcia, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City, speaks to the role that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign plays for the ruling class. She reviews his racist demagoguery against Latino people in particular, his program of American exceptionalism, and how although some are swayed by this, the majority are seeking real alternatives to the issues faced by working people.

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The meaning of the upcoming Greek elections

Listen now: Walter Smolarek, a regular contributor to Liberation News, discusses the upcoming elections in Greece, the split within SYRIZA and how it may play out, and the continued struggle of the Greek people against austerity.

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The movement against police terror: growth and challenges

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the PSL’s 2016 vice-presidential candidate, discusses the movement against police terror in the United States one year after the police murder of Michael Brown. He provides historical context for today’s movement and describes necessary tasks to move the fight against racism forward.

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Voices from California’s Central Valley: How the drought crisis impacts poor and working people

Listen now: Liberation Radio reports from Tulare County in California’s Central Valley, where working and poor people have been hit hardest by the ongoing drought. While big agribusiness continues draining reserves in search of ever-greater profits, local and state governments have done nothing to help the people affected the most by the crisis.

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The importance of Black August

Listen now: Sean Blackmon, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and an organizer with the Stop Police Terror Project – DC, speaks on the significance of Black August to the revolutionary movement as well as to the struggles against the Prison-Industrial Complex and for self-determination. He also discusses the movement against police terror in Washington, D.C.

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Marking the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Listen now: Lilly Daigle, U.S. Field Organizer for Global Zero, remembers the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the attacks, and discusses the movement against nuclear weapons in the U.S. today.

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PSL delegation reports on #BlackLivesMatter conference

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, reports on behalf of the PSL delegation that attended the recent #BlackLivesMatter conference in Cleveland, OH. He discusses the conference and the steps the movement must take to continue and ultimately win the struggle against police terror.

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Pure Food workers show example of fightback

Listen now: Karina Garcia of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City speaks on the example of the workers at Pure Food and Wine who, when their boss closed up shop and skipped town with their wages, began to organize food sales themselves – showing the possibility of workers’ control and fightback in the face of profit-hungry business practices. On July 30th, the workers unanimously voted to unionize.

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Racist massacre in Charleston – spawn of an empire of violence

Listen now: Eugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, reviews the history of racist violence and the current racism generated by right-wing U.S. politicians and the media that led to the massacre of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church. Capitalist politicians describe this act as “tragedy,” but when nine members of a historic African-American church are murdered by a racist vigilante while engaged in prayer, it can only be described as another expression of racist terror that has dominated the history of the United States and South Carolina. The Confederate flag, a symbol of slavery and terrorism, still flies over the South Carolina State House. Puryear also explains the history of this church, which was co-founded by anti-slavery martyr Denmark Vesey, who the state of South Carolina put to death in 1822 along with many other freedom fighters and enslaved people. Vesey’s crime: organizing to liberate enslaved people in South Carolina and elsewhere.

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Debunking the myth of “American exceptionalism”

Listen now: Brian Becker, a founding member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, debunks the idea that the United States is an “indispensable nation” and greater than other nations. He reviews stages of this idea in bourgeois history along with counterexamples of capitalist crisis in the United States, and reveals the racist and supremacist meanings behind the term. This interview is one part of a larger PSL educational series.

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Appeal for justice – free Kwadir Felton!

Listen now: Mother and activist Renee Felton speaks to Liberation Radio about the case of her son. Kwadir Felton was shot by Jersey City, N.J. police, blinded and thrown in prison for 16 years on trumped-up charges. Hear about his appeal for justice, the organizing of families of the incarcerated and the ongoing fight against police harassment targeting his family.

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Seattle blocks Shell from Arctic drilling

Listen now: Jane Cutter, Managing Editor of LiberationNews.org, speaks with activists who have mobilized in the Port of Seattle to say “No” to Shell’s drilling rig bound for the Arctic. Hear the voices of some of the hundreds who came out to demand Seattle play no part in climate change for corporate profit.

Akbar Muhammad fights terrorism charges in Guyana, Part III

Listen nowLiberation Radio brings you the third part of our interview with Akbar Muhammad, International Representative of the Nation of Islam. In this final segment, he provides an analysis of the political forces at play behind his arrest on false charges of terrorism and drug trafficking, and the effects that the struggle against the outstanding charges continues to have.

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Updates from the Baltimore Uprising

Listen nowEugene Puryear, a leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, reports on the situation in Baltimore, speaking about the social and economic oppression facing the city’s residents as well as the importance of movements in making social change. He also discusses the national campaign to drop the charges against hundreds of people who have been arrested in the fightback movement there.

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The struggle for marriage equality

Listen now: Zachary Wolfe, an attorney and professor at Georgetown University, analyzes the cases before the Supreme Court regarding state bans on same-sex marriage and the prospects for nationwide marriage equality,and explains the rights protected by the 14th Amendment. He was in attendance at the Supreme Court oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges last month.

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Free Maile Hampton movement overturns “lynching’ charge

Listen now: Yasmina Mrabet, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Washington, D.C. and an activist with DCFerguson, describes the nationwide movement to demand that all charges be dropped against ANSWER Coalition member and Black Lives Matter activist Maile Hampton, including the recent victory that the outrageous felony “lynching” charge was dropped and the continuing campaign to demand that her remaining charge be dropped.